Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

Geostrategic Dialogue Series

As of this Fall, The Observatory will propose a series of monthly conferences with experts entitled the Geostrategic Dialogue Series (GDS).  The theme for the Fall is “Europe and its … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A City by the Sea : Marseille, France

As we come back from our Summer break, we would like to put the spotlight on Maria Elena BUSLACCHI’s article on Marseille and the importance of the regeneration of port … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Save the date : November 17, 2014

The Observatory will be organising a roundtable around our bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, which will be on Energy Security. Our guest speakers will be Slavtcho NEYKOV, former Director of … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Fernando Ibanez joins the Observatory

          The Observatory welcomes Fernando Ibanez to the Scientific Council and to the Geostrategic Maritime Task Force (GMTF) under the direction of the Jean-Paul Pancracio. Here is … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

The President participates in the Summer University in Baku, Azerbaijan

On the invitation of SAM (Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and CIFE (Centre international de Formation Européenne), the President participated in the Black … Continue reading

July 29, 2014

The Obsevatory welcomes Dr Jean-Paul Pancracio, professeur émérite

The President and the Scientific Council are pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Pancracio has joined the Observatory. Professor Pancracio will join our Scientific Council, to which he will contribute his … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome to Dr Virginie Tassin

We are pleased to welcome Dr Virginie Tassin to the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Dr. Virginie J.M. Tassin is a recognized expert in Law of the Sea (International Law) and in … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr John Bruni and Ioannis Chapsos join the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Dr John Bruni, Director of Sage International, based in Adelaide, Australia, is joining us and will bring his perspective from South East Asia.  He … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Observatory wins tender call with the French Marine Ministry

The Observatory is proud to announce that we have won, in partnership with AESMA and INHESJ, a tender call on “Migration Flows in the Mediterranean” with the French Marine Ministry. … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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  • The Myth of the Caliphate
    The Political History of an Idea November 19, 2014 Nick Danforth Summary:  Western pundits and nostalgic Muslim thinkers alike have built up a narrative of the caliphate as an enduring institution, central to Islam and Islamic thought between the seventh and twentieth centuries. In fact, the caliphate is a political or religious idea whose relevance has waxe […]
  • Beirut's Center Cannot Hold
    Lebanon Is On the Brink of Another Civil War November 17, 2014 Hussein Kalout Summary:  The conflict in Syria has divided Lebanon into two distinct camps, with tensions between them worsening by the day. If both sides fail to compromise, the country will again be plunged into civil war. The two sides are at such odds that it will be impossible in the short t […]
  • Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Envy
    Washington Should Help Riyadh Keep Up With Tehran November 16, 2014 Sigurd Neubauer Summary:  As Iran moves closer to receiving international recognition for its nuclear program, Saudi Arabi's nuclear aspirations seem to have stalled completely. Fortunately, there are steps that the United States can take to push its nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia out […]
  • Better Safe than Sorry
    R2P and the Case for the Syrian Buffer Zone November 12, 2014 J. Trevor Ulbrick Summary:  To date, three million Syrians have fled the war in their country. The exodus has now surpassed the Rwandan genocide as the largest refugee crisis since World War II. To date, three million Syrians have fled the war in their country. The exodus has now surpassed the Rwa […]
  • Radical Turks
    Why Turkish Citizens are Joining ISIS November 11, 2014 Gunes Murat Tezcur and Sabri Ciftci Summary:  The past few weeks have seen a wave of Muslims from all around the world joining the ranks of ISIS. Although most of the attention has been on those coming from the United States and Europe, the bulk of foreign fighters has actually come from places like Tur […]

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  • 38-nmsc94polar November 21, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters Page Subheading: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 21/11/2014 Description: International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters and SOLAS amendments to make it mandatory have been adopted. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 38-bravery2014 November 18, 2014
    Page Heading: Britannia Seaways crew who fought raging fire in heavy seas receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea Article Date: 18/11/2014 Description: Captain Andreas Kristensen and his crew of the Britannia Seaways fought raging fire and saved 32 lives. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 37-MSC-94-preview November 12, 2014
    Page Heading: Polar Code set for adoption as Maritime Safety Committee meets 17 to 21 November Page Subheading: Preview: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 12/11/2014 Description: IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets 17 to 21 November. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 36-WMD-morocco November 3, 2014
    Page Heading: Morocco’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event effectively implemented Article Date: 03/11/2014 Description: Parallel Event focused on “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 35-ebola October 24, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola Article Date: 24/10/2014 Description: Movement of ships should continue as normal. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • MSC and Hanjin plan to re-apply west coast surcharge - UPDATE: Shipping lines will reinstate the surcharge next we... ow.ly/2R0z7P 23 hours ago

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